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The 30 Greatest Free-Kick Takers Of All Time Have Been Ranked By Fans

The 30 Greatest Free-Kick Takers Of All Time Have Been Ranked By Fans

Former football star Juninho has brushed aside fierce competition to be crowned the best free-kick taker of all time by fans.

And now fans over at TheTopTens have placed Juninho top of the pile ahead of the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham and Roberto Carlos.

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"Juninho is simply the best free-kick taker we have ever seen. He is able to score from anywhere," one fan posted in the rankings.

A second wrote: "Amazing whip, dip, height and power. There will never be a better dead-ball specialist!"

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While a third said: "Honestly, he's the best free-kick taker of all time. During his time in Lyon, he never had one free-kick off target."

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And a fourth added: "His conversion rate is phenomenal! He was by far the best free-kick taker of all time."

Manchester United legend Beckham and Juventus superstar Ronaldo finished second and third respectively.

Posted below are the 30 best free-kick takers of all time, according to fans.

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30. Leighton Baines

29. Gareth Bale

28. Miralem Pjanic

27. Wayne Rooney

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26. Jay-Jay Okocha

25. Juan Roman Riquelme

24. Alex

23. Diego Forlan

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22. Thierry Henry

21. Rivaldo

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20. Robin van Persie

19. Memphis Depay

18. Ryan Giggs

17. Wesley Sneijder

16. Juan Arango

15. Zico

14. Shunsuke Nakamura

13. Gheorghe Hagi

12. Pierre van Hooijdonk

11. Steven Gerrard

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10. Alessandro del Piero

9. Sinisa Mihajlovic

8. Lionel Messi

7. Andrea Pirlo

6. Ronaldinho

5. Diego Maradona

4. Roberto Carlos

3. Cristiano Ronaldo

2. David Beckham

1. Juninho Pernambucano

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Topics: Football News, Ronaldinho, Football, David Beckham, Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Juninho, Andrea Pirlo, Roberto Carlos, Cristiano Ronaldo

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]